Ascent to MacRae Peak-Last ladder below summit on 1999-09-04

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, September 4, 1999
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:MacRae Peak - Last ladder below summit
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5840 ft / 1780 m
    Remaining Elevation:6 ft / 1 m (1% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Feeling a little unsteady after all the cables and ladders, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to back down the last ladder to the very top. So I turned back within a few feet of the summit. Came back with more nerve in 2000 and bagged this one.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:690 ft / 210 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:690 ft / 210 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Grandfather trail
    Start Trailhead:Black Rock parking lot  5150 ft / 1569 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Underwood trail

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